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Meoli said Rogers told him that O.J. Simpson paid him to break into Nicole Brown Simpson’s house to steal a pair of $20,000 earrings. Other clues, Meoli said, were that Rogers drove a white pickup for his construction job _ a white pickup was seen near the Simpson house on the day of the murders _ and that a second bloody footprint at the scene was never identified.
Rogers‘ family also said he sent his mother a gold angel pin with a diamond; Rogers later wrote to Meoli that he had sent it to his mother the day after the Simpson murders and implied that he stole it from Nicole Brown Simpson. “It’s something everyone missed,” Rogers wrote. Rogers‘ mother wore the pin at his Florida murder trial.
“All those things put together a plausible alternative theory,” Meoli said.
In 1996, an Ohio newspaper reported that Rogers told his attorneys that he met Nicole Brown Simpson in a Los Angeles bar.
The film’s director, David Monaghan, said Tuesday that he feels investigators should look into Rogers‘ claims of killing Simpson and Goldman _ and the inmate should be held accountable for several other murders around the country as well.
“I considered very closely on whether I was part of a con game by Glen Rogers,” said Monaghan, who said he began looking into Rogers‘ life during the Tampa trial. “I met many of his victims’ families and I met families who have no closure, because Glen has not faced trial in those states. I believe he should not face the death penalty until all those crimes have been investigated.”
But a district attorney who prosecuted Rogers, and a detective who interviewed him in connection with an unsolved homicide, both say the convicted killer may be lying in a misguided effort to get off death row.
Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Patrick Dixon prosecuted Rogers for the September 1995 murder of a woman in the San Fernando Valley. He said Tuesday there was no mention in that trial of the Brown-Goldman killings, which occurred more than a year earlier.
Dixon said Rogers‘ brother, who sat through the trial and testified in the penalty phase, never mentioned the O.J. Simpson case. Clay Rogers later wrote a book and “none of this was in the book,” he said.
Rogers met his victims in bars, wooed them and moved in with them, Dixon said.
“Then one morning he would wake up and stab them to death,” he said.
Of all his victims, he said, Rogers spent the least amount of time with the California woman, Sandra Gallagher of Van Nuys.
Dixon said he was able to prove five murders attributed to Rogers, who has been sentenced to death in California as well as Florida.
Asked why Rogers would now claim responsibility for the high-profile case, Dixon responded that he might be trying to get sent back to California.
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